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AUV for Sustained Riverine and Littoral Assessments

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Hydronalix, Inc
1691 W Duval Commerce Court Suite 141 Green Valley, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: AUV for Sustained Riverine and Littoral Assessments
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-10-M-0458
Award Amount: $69,994.00


The current proposal addresses the design and fabrication of a rapidly deployable, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) suitable for operation within littorals and riverine environments. The proposed platform brings together current state of the art technologies in the areas of doppler sonar, power generation, on-board navigation and system optimization. These technologies will be evaluated, collectively modeled and optimized in the Phase I effort to establish a comprehensive prototype design. The overall objectives for the design will be based on Navy requirements and the specific mission and power draw projected for on-board systems over the proposed mission duration. Initial assessment of the requirements indicate that in order to achieve the duration and projected power draw to achieve a robust navigation solution within the GPS denied environment, an additional power generation solution must be employed. The proposed platform incorporates a hydrokinematic power generation technique to periodically recharge the power supply. Power management and navigation will be managed through an intelligent on-board processor that will be used to optimize the various system parameters to achieve the desired mission objectives.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony Mulligan
(520) 360-3486

Business Contact:

Anthony Mulligan
(520) 360-3486
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hydronalix, Inc
15408 Camino Agua Azul Sahuarita, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 270376381
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No